Alice Cooper’s words ring true for many Philly schools this week in that, “school’s out for summer!” This week also marked the official start to the summer season and the weekend is ready to get you out, about, and enjoying it. From art to dinosaurs this weekend is sure to be a great time!
Manayunk Arts Festival
Saturday June 25 11AM-7PM and Sunday June 26 11AM-6PM – Main Street Manayunk
Manayunk Development Corporation is pleased to announce the 2016 27th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival. This year you are invited to share in the tradition of excellence at the tri-state’s largest outdoor, juried arts festival. Celebrating 27 years of presenting the best variety of fine arts and crafts from across the country, nearly 200,000 collectors, buyers, and designers will visit Main Street for this event. This year nearly 300 artists will showcase their work along historic Main Street in Manayunk. Local talent will also be featured in the emerging artists tent. For more information visit the Arts Festival website.
Irish American Festival
Sunday June 26, 1pm-8pm – Penn’s Landing
*This event has been rescheduled due to rain on the original date of June 5th
Nearly every weekend there is a different culture being celebrated as a part of the PECO Multicultural Festival Series. This weekend we celebrate the Irish American Festival. So if you are Irish, American, and/or just simply love St. Patty’s Day and all things Irish than check out this event.
There will be food, Irish dancing, entertainment for the kids, and live music from popular local Irish bands like Jamison Celtic Rock Band. The best part? The event is free! For more information visit the waterfronts website.
Dinosaurs Unearthed Opening Weekend
Saturday June 25 10AM-5PM – The Academy of Natural Sciences
This weekend is the start of an awesome event that will run through January 16, 2017. Back by popular demand—roaring, moving, life-size animatronic dinosaurs invade the Academy for a multi-sensory experience for the whole family. State-of-the-art and scientifically accurate—down to the feathers on T. rex—Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, fossil casts of skulls, claws, and horns, real specimens of mosasaur and spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor egg, and the ever-popular coprolite (dino poop). Visitors will experience brand-new interactives, such as a multi-touch table and a scale that tells you how you measure up to different dinosaurs. A Dino Detective touch-screen quiz, chances to control dinosaur movements, and other activities encourage exciting hands-on exploration. Fee in addition to museum admission.
Opening weekend events abound on Saturday June 25th featuring real fossils you can touch, live animal presentations, talks by dinosaur experts, and dino-themed crafts, our exciting kickoff event is fun for the whole family! Weekend activities are free with admission, but a special ticket is required for Dinosaurs Unearthed. The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is located at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103. For more information visit the website.